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    Good grief. Sudser. The Randy Orton fan returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    Spoiler: Moiraine was dead by the time they got to the wastes IIRC.

    Easy mistake to make though given he just wrote one female character (naggy, haughty nuisances) and slapped different names on them.
    Ah yes, indeed, I vaguely remember that.

    You're quite right though re: his female characters.

    Though if I recall, Nynaeve was slightly better than most of the others, and Egwene was the absolute worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Ah yes, indeed, I vaguely remember that.

    You're quite right though re: his female characters.

    Though if I recall, Nynaeve was slightly better than most of the others, and Egwene was the absolute worst.
    Another trope of his would be to always put the male characters in romantically awkward situations, and then insert a line like "Rand wondered what Perrin/Mat would have done, he was always so good with the girls".

    And then later in the book there would be a reverse situation, where Perrin or Mat would think the same about Rand.

    This was actually quite funny and endearing the first few times. But he really flogged it to death as the series went on I think. Can remember rolling my eyes after reading it for the 8th time or whatever.

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    I finished reading the last book in Erikson's Malazan series last week and I think it might be my favourite series of fantasy books. It can feel completely impenetrable and daunting at first but it's wonderful. Shockingly consistent level of quality all throughout too, I thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudeep View Post
    Been a while since I've posted on CW. Not sure if Brandon Sanderson has been discussed before, but recently I've been reading his books... starting first with Mistborn trilogies, and then the Stormlight Archive. All fantastic fantasy books/series. Any fans here?
    Yep Ive read the first two of Mistborn and have the third on the shelf, probably read it on holiday later in the month. Athlai is a big fan of Stormlight I believe.
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    Yeah GIMH is right, loving it so far. Nearing the end of Oathbringer now.
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    Got The Three Body Problem on the go at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    I finished reading the last book in Erikson's Malazan series last week and I think it might be my favourite series of fantasy books. It can feel completely impenetrable and daunting at first but it's wonderful. Shockingly consistent level of quality all throughout too, I thought.
    Love Steven Erikson havent finished it yet though. I am deciding in which order to read them. A biggish event happened in Ian Cameron Eselmonts related series so I am still wondering how important his books are.

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    I had read Sanderson's way of the kings, and while I had liked it I was looking for something more fast paced.

    Thanks to the posters here I picked up mistoborn trilogy last week,.

    Breezed through the final empire in 3 days and already halfway through the well of ascension. Loving them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Yep I’ve read the first two of Mistborn and have the third on the shelf, probably read it on holiday later in the month. Athlai is a big fan of Stormlight I believe.
    I've read all of Mistborn (six books) and Stormlight Archive (three books) that are published till now. Favorite is Words of Radiance (Stormlight #1), followed by The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2). Oathbringer was a little disappointing as Stormlight #3.
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    Re-reading Lost World by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle and it’s such a great book. My favourite hero’s journey style book because of the quirky characters and the unconventional but great ending. Such a short book too. It’s a bit like Jurassic Park but the science is a lot faker and the characters more memorable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Got The Three Body Problem on the go at the moment.
    Thoughts? I read it and sequels a while back, had some interesting concepts, enjoyed it mostly, although the end wasn't super enthralling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Thoughts? I read it and sequels a while back, had some interesting concepts, enjoyed it mostly, although the end wasn't super enthralling.
    Yeah agree. The concepts and themes discussed are pretty cool, and provide good food for thought. And the characters and the dialogue between them is well written and quite enjoyable. But beyond that there is not a great deal to get excited about in the narrative.

    Some of the more sciency parts were a bit tough for me as well, though I daresay to anyone with a serviceable grasp of physics they would be pretty rudimentary. I'm not sure I will pick up the rest in the trilogy, but on the whole I enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Yeah agree. The concepts and themes discussed are pretty cool, and provide good food for thought. And the characters and the dialogue between them is well written and quite enjoyable. But beyond that there is not a great deal to get excited about in the narrative.

    Some of the more sciency parts were a bit tough for me as well, though I daresay to anyone with a serviceable grasp of physics they would be pretty rudimentary. I'm not sure I will pick up the rest in the trilogy, but on the whole I enjoyed it.
    Yeah, I think on the whole I'd probably have been happier just reading the first and stopping, not that sequels were bad but they didn't grab me as much.

    Yeah, I don't know enough physics to know whether all of what we were being sold was remotely plausible or not.



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